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Monday Ratings:  CBS Wins Lackluster Evening

Strong showings from Two and a Half Men and CSI: Miami gave the advantage last night:

David Caruso


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This Week on TV (12/10-12/16)

The Hills


MONDAY (12/10)
  • (ABC, 8pm):  “Linus and Lucy’s little brother, Rerun, hangs with Snoopy and his own sibling, the desert-dwelling Spike.”  Was I the only one not aware of the What’s Happening!/Peanuts crossover episode?
  • (CBS, 8pm):  “Ted asks his doctor on a date and his friends try to discourage him from dating someone he sees regularly.”  Relationships clearly work best when you never see them at all.
  • (ABC, 9:30pm):  “Lauren tries to convince her sister to move to LA so she can be nearby when the baby is born.”  Lauren’s sister isn’t stupid.  She knows what ‘be nearby’ means.
  • (MTV, 10pm): Season finale.  “Lauren gets an offer to go to Paris.”  I really hope doesn’t take their version of quality programming overseas (again).  The French hate us already.

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Monday Ratings: No ‘Dancing’ For ABC on Monday

With powerhouse Dancing With The Stars now gone, Monday night’s ratings were fair game.  Last night and had a share of the spoils.



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Monday Ratings: ABC and CBS Share the Evening

Although powerhouse DWTS gave a slight advantage with the viewers, still eked out a tie in the demos.




  • (5.0/11 in 18-49) topped the hour with 15.3 million.
  • Now directly up against Men, (12.6 million, 4.1/9) had to settle for 2nd.
  • The saga (5.3/12) continued with 11.9 million fans.
  • The season premiere of (8.2 million, 2.9/7) lost a good chunk of its lead-in.
  • (1.0/2) rounded off the hour with 2.28 million; (1.4/3) did slightly better with 2.8 million.


  • (4.6/12 in 18-49 demo) smoked the competition with 15.4 million.
  • NBC’s (6.2 million, 2.5/6) lost about 1/2 of Heroes’ numbers.
  • The Monday-night premiere of (6 million, 2.3/6) was barely noticed.

This Week on TV (11/26-12/2)

Notes from the Underbelly


MONDAY (11/26)

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Monday Ratings: ‘Heroes’ Declines Again

An extra-long Dancing With The Stars helped retain its dominance over Monday night:




  • (14.1 million, 4.4/11 in 18-49) as the hour’s largest draw.
  • (10.8 million, 3.9/10) was even with last week.
  • (5.2 million, 2.1/6) dropped another 700,000.

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This Week on TV (11/5-11/11)

Real Housewives

**NBC will devote this whole week to the environment and inject something ‘green’ into all their shows.  To enjoy it, we must turn on our TVs.**


MONDAY (11/5)

**Special times for the ABC lineup tonight; Dancing With The Stars runs until 9:45 (pushing everything else 15 minutes late).**

  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Two-hour episode.  Michael finally learns that Sara has been murdered tonight.  I’m curious to see how steely his eyes can get.
  • Everybody Hates Chris (CW, 8pm):  ‘When Chris joins the writing staff of the school newspaper, he makes up a story about a serial killer that causes a panic in the community.’  This is what people get when they don’t pay for a real newspaper.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  ‘Marshall learns Lily’s dirty little financial secret when he and she decide to buy an apartment.’  As Suze Orman would say: “If he didn’t realize how many pairs of shoes she had, he’s equally to blame.”
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm):  ‘The guys ask Penny to join their ‘Halo’ team.’  The only time boys ask me to play Halo is when they need someone to kill.

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Monday Ratings: ABC Back on Top

With the World Series finally wrapped up, ABC was able to waltz right in and dance away with another ratings victory:

Big Bang Theory


  • (15.4 million, 4.9/11 in 18-49 demo) has done a great job retaining it’s audience.  It was even up 1 million from last week.
  • (14.1 million, 5.1/12) was impressive with the hour’s demos.
  • (11.2 million, 4.2/9) was up 400,000 from last Monday.
  • (10.4 million, 4.9/11) continues to send bored fans away; it lost another 250,000.
  • A repeat of (1.3/3) took in 4 million.
  • Both (2.24 million, 1.0/2) and (2.4 million, 1.1/3) remained even.

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Monday Ratings: Osmond Went Down, ‘Dancing’ Went Up

Thanks to a baseball-less Monday on FOX (and a startling collapse on Dancing With the Stars), ABC easily took last night’s win.



  • In its second week, ? (14.3 million, 4.6/10 in 18-49) remained strong compared to last week’s debut.
  • Both (13.7 million, 4.8/11) and (10.8 million, 3.9/9) scored larger audiences than that NBC show.
  • (10.7 million, 4.9/11), down another 560,000, barely eked out the hour’s largest demo (not including Dancing).
  • (6.1 million, 2.0/5) remained about even.

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Monday Ratings:  Good Debut for ‘Samantha Who’

Monday’s competition saw the introduction of a new show (Samantha Who?) and the sports-related interruption of a few others (Prison Break, K-Ville).  By night’s end, it was a one-two finish for ABC and CBS.

Christina Applegate

  • With 19.3 million viewers, (4.6 rating/11 share in 18-49) took the 8pm hour.
  • (8.2 million, 3.2/8) had a huge gain from last week in the demo market.
  • (8 million, 3.1/9) remained fairly steady as did (8.2 million, 3.2/8).
  • FOX’s Indians/Red Sox game 3.0/7) averaged 9.9 million viewers.


  • ? (14.3 million, 4.4/10 in 18-49) kept a large part of the DWTS audience.
  • (11.3 million, 5.1/12) had the highest demos of the whole evening.
  • Both (13.8 million, 4.8/11) and (11 million, 4.0/9) saw improvements in the 18-49 age group.

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